Scott Stump is the new CEO of the National FFA Organization and FFA Foundation
Scott Stump is the new CEO of the National FFA Organization and FFA Foundation.
Stump, who lives in Colorado with his wife and three children, has a background in ag education, career and technical education, and FFA.
He says he is looking forward to returning to the National FFA Organization in the leadership role. Stump says he knows from personal experience the positive difference FFA makes in the lives of students across the nation.
“I look forward to working with FFA’s talented national staff, committed board members, state and local leaders, and supporters to advance and expand our collective impact,” he says.
National FFA Advisor and Board Chair Dr. James Woodard shared the news with state FFA and ag education leaders and National FFA staff this morning. He says the process for selecting the new CEO was both inclusive and transparent.
Stump began his career as an ag teacher in Manchester, Indiana, where he taught for two years. He then worked for the National FFA Organization, where he managed the national officer team and the National FFA Convention and Expo. From 2007 through 2014, he served as the assistant provost and state director for career and technical education with the Colorado Community College System. During his tenure, Stump also served as state FFA advisor, agriculture program director and interim president of Northeastern Junior College. In 2015, Stump was named COO of learning solutions provider Vivayic, Inc. In July 2018, he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as the assistant secretary of career, technical and adult education for the U.S. Department of Education, where he served until January. He currently serves as senior advisor with Advance CTE.
Stump replaces Mark Poeschl, who resigned in January 2021 after leading the organization for five years. He will begin the new role June 21.
The National FFA Organization has more than 760,000 student members in nearly 9,000 local FFA chapters in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.